Crowngate Kids Club at the Pod

Keeping the children entertained in the school holidays can be pricey. Shopping trips seem like an expedition with reluctant little ones. Sometimes though, a shopping centre goes the extra mile to make it a bit easier. We headed to Crowngate Shopping Centre in Worcester over half term to make the most of their free kids club. Kids club at the Pod For two days during half term, Crowngate arranged for a local independent business to come into the Pod and run free children’s activities. The first day, children decorated a ladybird house. We attended on the second day, to decorate…

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Inflata Nation Birmingham review and tips for visiting

We were invited to put Inflata Nation in Birmingham through its paces. We visited during a bounce session as a family group consisting a four year old, a six year old and two adults. However, there are different sessions, classes, parties and areas catering for both younger children and adult-only groups. What is Inflata Nation? Inflata Nation is a huge room full of inflatables. Their website describes it as an “inflatable theme park”. I would say it was more comparable with a trampoline park. It’s done in the same style, whereby the whole room is a massive inflatable. So, even…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Malvern Theatres

There’s no such thing as a bad pantomime at Malvern Theatres, but this year’s is a corker. Big name stars, catchy music and a bucketload of fun. In fact, we all agreed that this year’s panto was the best we’ve seen. And we’ve seen each and every one for the past six years. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – the story We meet Snow White briefly as a child, learning the sad tale of her mother and father’s death. She ends up as a slave to her wicked stepmother, the Queen, with only her best friend Muddles to keep…

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Frugi in the wild clothing review

Getting children outdoors at this time of year can be tough. Like us, they’d rather wrap up warm and watch a film. But it’s also important, because children need to be outdoors, getting fresh air and exercise. And it’s true what they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather. Only the wrong clothing.  About Frugi British company Frugi are passionate about good quality, ethical clothing. They only use organic cotton grown by farmers they trust. Better still, their outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles. That includes these gorgeous jackets. Frugi sent both girls a matching puddle buster coat…

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Christmas gifts for animal lovers and their pets

Pets are part of the family and many of us put something extra under the Christmas tree for them. If you’re buying for an animal lover this year, this guide includes some great ideas for both the recipient and their pet. Eco-friendly pet toothbrushes Tooth care can now be better for the planet with the Woobamboo range of eco-friendly toothbrushes for the whole family. Brushes are available for adults, children and even pets. These pet toothbrushes are made with 95% less plastic than regular toothbrushes. They come in two sizes with biodegradable bamboo handles. An ideal stocking filler for a…

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